lecithins


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lecithins

A group of phosphoglycerides, plentiful in egg yolk, and occurring widely in the body, especially as a major constituent of cell membranes and in nerve tissue. Lecithins are important emulsifying agents and surfactants and are concerned, for instance, in the normal expansion of the fetal lung at the time of birth. Also known as phosphatidyl cholines.
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2014) and on the seed's major by-products such as oil, lecithin and protein (Osman-Bashir et al.
Commercial lecithin is a mixture of several natural phospholipids (phosphatidyl choline, phosphatidyl inositol, phosphatidyl ethanolamine, and phosphatidic acid) in oil.
Manufacturers will not only have a clean label, non GM lecithin, but one that matches soy lecithin in functionality, taste and colour.
The price increase on the soy-based lecithin product portfolio is in line with an increase previously announced by The Solae Company for its soy protein products.
Being derived from natural sources, lecithins are not a single chemical compound but a mixture of various different constituents that work in combination to contribute to the product's final functionality.
Cargill has obtained approval for the use of sunflower lecithin in Japan the only country in the world where it had not previously been approved for food applications.
They have an extensive product range including gums, waxes, shellac, colours, calcium carbonate, lecithin and many other functional ingredients.
Colin Crossley of Thew Arnott, and formerly Production Manager of Lucas Meyer's lecithin facility in Deeside, said "The opening of this new facility allows us to provide our customers with bespoke lecithin-based blends, and enables us to have these, along with standard lecithins from the Degussa portfolio, delivered in a wide range of packaging, which will comply with the latest handling regulations.
ADM has developed an extensive range of over 500 food ingredients derived from natural sources, including refined vegetable oils, speciality oils and fats, wheat flour, cocoa products, soya proteins and lecithins, acidulants, xanthan gum, natural-source vitamin E, phytosterols and soya isoflavones.
Alpinetreat supplies all types of liquid, powder and fractionated lecithins complemented by a complete range of Non-GM soya flours, defatted flours, grits and bran from Soja Austria.
The centre will provide seminars and customer training in the use of lecithins to improve nutrition and product characteristics in food products.
It also contains lecithins which are reckoned to fight the ageing process in brain cells.